HOW TO: Make Non-Toxic Finger Paint for Creative Kids

by 09/30/14   filed under: craft, diy kids crafts, eco play, eco toddler, green kids, how-to

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Humane Educator Zoe Weil is Developing a K–12 School for "Solutionaries" in NYC

by 09/30/14   filed under: education, green education, green kids, news

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Ground-breaking, Maine-based educator Zoe Weil is planning a kindergarten to grade 12 school in New York City. Weil is the founder of the Institute for Humane Education in Surry, Maine. Her educational philosophy is to teach students to become problem-solvers and to “provide every student with the knowledge, tools and motivation to be conscientious choice-makers and engaged change-makers for a restored and healthy and humane world for all.” The Solutionary School is slated to open in 2016, although the location is yet to be confirmed. Read on to see a TEDx talk in which Weil explains her educational philosophy.

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5 Year-Old Child With Autism Paints Gorgeous Works of Art to Express Herself

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10 Delicious Vegan Slow Cooker Dishes

by 09/29/14   filed under: cooking, food, green family, green kids, healthy recipe, recipe, recipes, vegan cooking, vegetarian, vegetarianism

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GreenChamp Bamboo Balance Bikes are Works of Art Derived from Mother Nature

by 09/29/14   filed under: eco toddler, green design, green kids, green toys, kid friendly, kids furniture

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Encourage your growing tot’s love of bicycling on his/her first sustainable bamboo bike from GreenChamp Bikes. These pedal-free balance bikes merge eco-conscious technologies, impeccable design and kid-friendly riding for confidence-building strolls around the park before they’re ready for their first pair of training wheels. Click through to learn more about this nature-grown, heirloom quality toy.

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The ROLLARK is a Multipurpose Toy System That's Packed with Possibility

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Three Beautiful, Affordable and Kid-Friendly Autumn Inspired Needle Felting Kits

by 09/28/14   filed under: diy kids crafts, green gifts, green halloween, green holiday ideas for kids

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Wool needle felting is a great craft project for the whole family, but younger kids are often excluded due to the very sharp wool felting needles involved. However, the kit shown above – the adorable Autumn Fall Felted Acorn Kit – requires zero needle work, making this wool craft an ideal choice if you have younger children. The autumn kit, made by the always delightful Etsy shop Fairyfolk, teaches you to make the most wonderful autumn-minded handmade felted acorns . You can turn your acorns into tiny decorations, create a fall table centerpiece with them or use them for any other number of craft projects. They’d also make really cute little stocking stuffers for kids. The kit comes with easy, step-by-step, directions and everything else you’ll need to make 12 lovely felted acorns in gorgeous shades of fall, including plenty of wool, glue and fresh clean acorn caps.  Young children will need supervision while using the glue. Keep reading to see two more awesome fall wool felt needle kits.

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Woodland Puzzle Play Sets Bring the Magic of the Forest Home

by 09/27/14   filed under: eco play, green kids, green toys

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Bring the magic of a fairy tale forest home with this triple set of beautiful woodland puzzles. The puzzles, which double as a play set once built, can be used in many different and creative ways. Children can piece together these wooden puzzles to create three beautifully unique play sets (Flower Home, Tree House, and Watch Tower). Once completed, your little forest tots will enjoy hours of imaginative play with the help of many special details, moving pieces, and included characters, such as animals and people. A great gift for any child, siblings who need more than one puzzle at a time or for play date fun. For ages six years and up — keep away from children under three years-old due to small pieces that may pose a choking hazard.

+ Woodland Puzzle Play Sets, set of 3 $19.98

+ Magic Cabin

 

8 DIY Cardboard Costumes That Are Outside the Box

8 DIY Cardboard Costumes That Are Outside the Box

One of the best mediums for creating recycled, handmade Halloween costumes is an old cardboard box. When my son was 5 years old, we went all-out cardboard for Halloween, constructing…

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BOOK REVIEW: FutureChefs: Recipes by Tomorrow's Cooks Across the Nation and the World

BOOK REVIEW: FutureChefs: Recipes by Tomorrow's Cooks Across the Nation and the World

TweetEmail No doubt about it: we are living in a foodie world these days. So it should come as no surprise that little ones are becoming more and more interested in food, where…

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Handmade & Eco-Friendly "Frozen" Inspired Toys & Clothing for Green Fans of the Film

Handmade & Eco-Friendly "Frozen" Inspired Toys & Clothing for Green Fans of the Film

TweetEmail 1. Sweater Popular kids line Hanna Andersson features this adorable nordic sweater with three cheery colors options. Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified, we wish the…

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HOW TO: Make Scrumptious Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Cupcakes

HOW TO: Make Scrumptious Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Cupcakes

TweetEmailAs the weather starts to get chilly and pumpkins seem to be congregating on every corner, this vegan pumpkin cupcake recipe will satisfy the heartiest fall sweet…

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Artist Omid Asadi Creates Intricate Masterpieces Out of Fallen Leaves

Artist Omid Asadi Creates Intricate Masterpieces Out of Fallen Leaves

Asadi likes to think of his leaf artistry as a way of looking at the world differently, noticing the beauty of the nature around us in a new way. He originally began collecting fallen…

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Bring on the Toasty Drinks! 10 Best BPA-Free Reusable Bottles for Hot Beverages

Bring on the Toasty Drinks! 10 Best BPA-Free Reusable Bottles for Hot Beverages

TweetEmailKlean Kanteen Vacuum Insulated Bottle & Mug Klean Kanteen’s vacuum insulated bottle and mug is one of your best bets if you’re looking for bottles…

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Limited Edition Bungalow Play Home Makes an Extraordinary Holiday Gift

Limited Edition Bungalow Play Home Makes an Extraordinary Holiday Gift

If this is the year your little one is ready for a play house, Land of Nod has limited edition prime real estate on the market. The Bungalow Play Home is sweetly designed with durable…

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HOW TO: Turn Tired Rucola into a Delicious Pesto With Sun Dried Tomato & Walnuts

HOW TO: Turn Tired Rucola into a Delicious Pesto With Sun Dried Tomato & Walnuts

TweetEmail1. Gather the ingredients a bunch of rucola 4 sundried tomatoes a handful of walnuts 1 garlic clove parsley extra virgin olive oil marine salt 2. Leave yellow…

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Ellie Fun Day's Organic Baby Blankets Change the Lives of Marginalized Women in India

Ellie Fun Day's Organic Baby Blankets Change the Lives of Marginalized Women in India

TweetEmail We’ve seen our fair share of organic baby blankets in our day, but these swaddles from Ellie Fun Day are the latest to steal our hearts. Made with layers of…

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10 Eco-Friendly Fall Crafts for Green Kids

10 Eco-Friendly Fall Crafts for Green Kids

1. Leaf and Walnut Regatta Looking for a festive fall dining room centerpiece that can double as a fun activity for the kids? Make these simple leaf and walnut boats for your own…

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